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  • 400th Anniversary Voyage from England to NC Action News 5 Newscast

    April 27, 1984 commemorated the 400th anniversary of the voyage from Plymouth, England to the shores of what is now is now North Carolina. Earlier in the day, WRAL aired the ceremonies LIVE via satellite from Plymouth, England. That broadcast can be viewed on this website.

    The anniversary celebration was the lead story on the 6 PM newscast. WRAL News anchor Charlie Gaddy reported LIVE from England. He is interviewed by WRAL News anchors Adele Arakawa and John Hudson.

  • Applications Now Being Accepted for 2017 WRAL Azalea Celebration

    The 32nd Annual WRAL Azalea Celebration is now accepting applications from non-profits for the 2017 plant giveaway.  Sponsored by WRAL-TV, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM, FOX 50, WRAL.com and NC Beautiful, the Azalea Celebration promotes environmental education, beautification and stewardship by awarding
  • Travel Stories by Susan Dahlin featuring Paris and Normandy

    Susan Dahlin, best known for hosting WRAL PM Magazine and Evening Magazine, joined WRAL news as a travel reporter. Her adventures provided insights to many popular destinations worldwide.

    This video features three stories produced in Paris and one in Normandy, France. There are local connections to these stories!

    Circa 1988.

  • America’s Favorite Journey: The Blue Ridge Parkway

    America’s Favorite Journey: The Blue Ridge Parkway

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most popular destination in our national park system, hosting about 17 million visitors a year.

    Nearly half the 469-mile route runs through North Carolina, including its highest elevations. Some of the parkway’s iconic features are in our state, including its highest peak and the Linn Cove Viaduct at Grandfather Mountain.

    Visitors to the parkway generate more than $2 billion dollars a year for mountain communities. Its biological diversity, rich history and its parks and trails make the parkway a valuable educational and recreational resource.

    Host: WRAL News anchor Bill Leslie
    Producer/writer: Clay Johnson
    Photographer/editor: Jay Jennings

    America’s Favorite Journey’ aired June 29, 2010 on WRAL-TV.

  • Action News 5 promo Meat Series (1977)

    This vintage Action News 5 promo from 1977 was produced in studio A at WRAL-TV. WRAL promo producer Tom Lawrence provided the “questioning voice.”

    “Meat: The Raw Facts” was a series of reports on the itegrity of meat served in local restaurants.

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